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  • Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that are essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the practical skills of production and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 
    Focal Press

  • Information Design

    Research and Practice

    Edited by Alison Black, Paul Luna, Ole Lund, Sue Walker

    Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 

  • Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage

    By Lee Lanier

    In Advanced Visual Effects Compositing: Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage, tackle difficult visual effect composites in layer-based and node-based compositing programs. In this book, industry veteran and compositing expert Lee Lanier offers tips, tricks, techniques, and workflows for…

    Paperback – 2017-02-08 
    Focal Press

  • History of Digital Games

    Developments in Art, Design and Interaction

    By Andrew Williams

    The growth of videogame design programs in higher education and explosion of amateur game development has created a need for a deeper understanding of game history that addresses not only "when," but "how" and "why." Andrew Williams takes the first step in creating a comprehensive survey on the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Focal Press

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Personality, Design and Marketing

    Matching design to customer personal preferences

    Edited by Gloria Moss

    It is a marketing truism that products should be shaped around the preferences of customers, not designers, and that a design or advert that is effective with one personality type may not be effective with another. Since purchasing intent can be increased by providing products that appeal to…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now 20 years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organization of the contemporary world, white…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation

    3rd Edition

    By Susannah Shaw

    Stop motion animation is a challenging and time-consuming skill that requires patience, adaptability, and a close eye to detail. Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation, 3rd Edition is the essential guide to help stop motion animators overcome these challenges of this highly-skilled…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • How to Work the Film & TV Markets

    A Guide for Content Creators

    By Heather Hale

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets by Heather Hale takes independent filmmakers, television and digital content creators on a virtual tour of the entertainment industry’s trade shows - the circulatory system of the entire global media landscape. This book highlights the most significant annual…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    Focal Press

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    Seeing-as and Novelty brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • New Channels of Music Distribution

    By C. Michael Brae

    With an example-driven, hands-on approach, New Channels of Music Distribution offers a practical, comprehensive study of the music industry’s evolving distribution system. While paying careful attention to the variables that impact success, author C. Michael Brae examines the functionality and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    Focal Press

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